Physics Van 3-site Navigational Menu

Physics Van Navigational Menu

Q & A: Uses for Mirrors

Learn more physics!

Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
how many uses do you know of concave and convex mirrors?
- Anonymous
A:

Convex and concave mirrors are used for more things than I can even begin to count. Basically, they are used any time you want to make something’s reflection look bigger or smaller. You’ve probably seen things like this in carnival fun-houses, where you look in different mirrors and see yourself as really big or really small. A very common use for concave mirrors is in reflecting telescopes, and convex mirrors are sometimes used for telescopes and magnifying glasses.

-Tamara


(published on 10/22/2007)

Follow-up on this answer.